Interesting article on BusinessWeek about the state of Nintendo. The WiiU was really misguided. They should have iterated slightly on the Wii (HD, more precise controllers) before going all in on a new big idea. In some ways, I think their outside the box success of the Wii caused them to be overconfident on the WiiU.
It’ll be interesting where they go. It’s not like Nintendo is without merit; the 3DS is proving enormously successful, their IP is phenomenal (obviously), they have 8 billion in the bank, and they are still cranking out great games (I’m totally digging “A Link Between Worlds”). Still, this is an uphill climb.